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Employer Responsibility In Sexual Harassment Prevention

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is your employer's responsibility to take practical steps to prevent sexual harassment. Whether sexual harassment has already occurred, or an employer does not follow prevention laws, they can be held accountable for their violations. When Sexual Harassment Occurs When harassment does occur, t...

Gender Discrimination Violations

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sexual discrimination occurs when an employer shows bias or distinction towards an applicant or employee on the basis of their gender.  Although the majority of sexual discrimination cases are directed towards women, both men and women are protected under The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII a...

California Sexual Harassment Laws

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

Certain behaviors, such as conditioning promotions, awards, training or other job benefits upon acceptance of unwelcome actions of a sexual nature, are always wrong. That's sexual harassment and it is against the law. If you think you may be a victim of sexual harassment then it is important to u...

How The Equal Pay Act Protects You

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Salary inequality accounts for a large amount of sexual discrimination complaints.  Employee's rights are protected against sexual discrimination in compensation under two laws: the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Under the Equal Pay Act (EPA), employers are r...

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Overview

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Apr 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or job applicants with disabilities in all aspects of employment including but not limited to hiring, firing, promotion, salaries and training opportunities. In additi...

Workplace Sexual Orientation Discrimination Facts

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Apr 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

What Is Sexual Orientation Discrimination? Sexual orientation discrimination occurs when an employer discriminates against an individual because they are perceived or actually gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and/or transgender.   Heterosexuals can also experience sexual orientation discrimination. Discr...

What Is NOT Considered Workplace Sexual Harassment?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

What Is Harassment And What Is Not? All types of sexual relationships and behavior in the workplace are not legally prohibited. And since we discuss what does constitute workplace sexual harassment, we also are providing you with situations that do not necessarily constitute inappropriate behavio...

California Meal And Rest Break Laws – Class Action

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Feb 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc Reaches Agreement to Settle California Employee Meal and Rest Break Class Action  After an extremely long-running class action, G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc, (previously The Wackenhut Corporation), reached agreement for full and final settlement of a class action ...

Pre-Employment Background Checks Fair Credit Reporting Act

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Feb 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

FCRA – Fair Credit Reporting Act There are numerous bodies of law employers should understand when it comes to screening employee candidates. These related laws cover topics such as background checks, the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), “ban the box” on applications, and the ability to ...

2018 California Minimum Wage Rates

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Feb 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Background On California Minimum Wage Rates – Increases   On April 4, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new minimum wage bill. The bill raised the state's minimum wage for employers with more than 25 employees to $10 per hour effective July 1, 2016 and $10.50 per hour effective Janua...

Age Discrimination In The Workplace

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jan 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Age Discrimination Several national reports show that there are actually more Baby Boomers in the workforce than ever before. These reports suggest that it is no longer the norm for workers to retire at age 65–unlike previous generations. With this trend, it is important to review the salient poi...

Governor Brown Signs AB 168 – Salary History Ban

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Oct 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Salary History Ban – California Law On October 12, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 168 into law, effectively banning employers from asking job applicants about salary history. As we covered in previous posts, the language found in AB 168 has failed to get full endorsement twice before—first ...

UPS Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Aug 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

On August 8, 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a press release announcing the settlement of a lawsuit against United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS). The suit alleged disability discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and was settled for...

California Law And “Reporting Time Pay”

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Aug 09, 2017 | 0 Comments

California is one of several states that require employers to compensate its employees with “reporting time pay.” The applicable Wage Order in California, requires “that on each workday that an employee reports for work, as scheduled, but is not put to work or is furnished less than half of the e...

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